Therapeutic/Remedial Massage or Relaxation Massage?
Therapeutic Massage is defined as “the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.” It focuses on a particular area of the body that is not performing correctly or causing pain and aims to reduce that pain whilst improving joint range of motion and postural stability.
Relaxation massage is usually a full body treatment that uses continual contact and long, flowing strokes to warm the body, by increasing blood flow, and help the body and mind to relax. Happy hormones such as endorphins, dopamine and serotonin are released which give that post massage glow and reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which in high levels can contribute to sleep deprivation, anxiety and depression.
Massage Therapy will induce a relaxation response – often via a reduction in the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight) – which will reduce heart rate, blood pressure, respiration/breathing rate and generally decrease the physical effects that stress puts on our bodies. This reduction in sympathetic stimulation will also increase/boost your immune system.
What Conditions Can Be Benefited With Massage?
- Muscle aches and pains/strains
- Stress related tension
- Sleep difficulties
- Arthritis pain and stiffness
- Joint pain
- General wellbeing
- Injury rehabilitation
- Foot pain and Plantar Fascitis
Massage treatments are designed specifically for each individual depending on the duration of symptoms, age, injury and many other factors. To find out more about how massage can help you click here.
Our massage therapists are highly trained, professionally qualified and fully covered under private health insurers/private health funds. Working in conjunction with fellow professionals within the clinic, they will assess your body and design individual treatment plans where changes will be observed and assessed over time. With on-site parking and availability over 6 days we cater for all ages and health conditions.